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Registering Your Time Abroad

UK HealthCare and UK Education Abroad and Exchanges work together to provide professional health care students with opportunities to complete clinical rotations in an international context. 

If you're interested in completing an international rotation, your first step is to work with your college regarding available programs and approval for participation. Once you are approved to complete an international rotation, you will need to register your travel with UK Education Abroad and Exchanges.

As a registration system, UK Education Abroad and Exchanges will collect important information such as your itinerary, flights, passport information, malpractice insurance information, and more. You will need to have gained full approval from your college and completed your rotation registration with UK Education Abroad and Exchanges before you are able to travel.

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MD853 Elective: International Extramural Rotation

College of Dentistry International Rotations

College of Health Sciences International Rotations

College of Pharmacy International Rotations

College of Public Health International Practicum

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Medical Malpractice Insurance

The need for malpractice insurance will vary for each rotation participant. Students, faculty and staff, or non-University individuals, who provide patient care in clinical international programs sponsored by the University of Kentucky, whether credit-bearing or non-credit bearing, must purchase malpractice insurance and provide evidence of coverage to the UK Education Abroad and Exchanges office. Each rotation registration will have a questionnaire which asks for this information. If you're unsure if you need to be covered, please contact your faculty advisor or department.

Gallagher Charitable

Gallagher Charitable has been operating since June of 2006 and provides benefits via Lloyds of London, who issues a policy to the International Helpers (Guernsey) Trust. The participant then becomes a beneficiary of the trust. The cost of coverage ranges from $4.70/day to $9.50/day depending on the level or class of care provided. This is a claims made policy with coverage up to $500,000.00 any one claim per practitioner, $10,000,000.00 aggregate. There is a $5000.00 deductible per claim. Enrollment in the trust is easily accomplished online. The participant will log onto the website and with a dedicated user name and password, fill out basic information and submit for participation. Payment is online via credit card.

View the short term individual malpractice coverage information and pricing here.

Enroll and pay here:

If you have questions regarding coverage through Gallagher Charitable, please contact the organization via Charley Ruhf at

Travel Medical Insurance & Evacuation Coverage

Participants in any University-endorsed education travel experience, whether credit-bearing or non-credit-bearing, are required to purchase Travel Medical Insurance through the International Center (UKIC).  Please CLICK HERE for more information about this insurance coverage.

Reminder: Your current UK Medical and Malpractice coverage does not extend to international medical rotations and services

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Scholarships Note: Only Credit-Bearing Rotations are Eligible for Scholarships

International rotation participants receiving credit for their rotation are eligible to apply for the UK Education Abroad & Exchanges International Rotation Scholarship. A committee of faculty and staff reviewers score each application, and awards are granted to applicants in the order of highest score to lowest score, as funds allow. The scholarship is competitive, meaning not all applicants will be awarded.

For award amounts and application deadlines, visit the International Rotations Scholarship page

Meet Your EA Advisor

Olivia Ellis - Advisor & Scholarships Coordinator

Advising Areas: Colleges of Business & Economics, Engineering, Public Health

Office: 306 Bradley Hall

Contact or Meet Your Advisor

Olivia Ellis
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